Cane Corso Breed Facts

  • Average Weight: 99-110 pounds (male) and 88-99 pounds (female)
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Lifespan: 9-12 years
  • Temperament: Intelligent, Reserved, Quiet
  • Colors: Black, Fawn, Brindle, Gray, Red
  • Hypoallergenic: No

Cane Corso Breed Overview

The Cane Corso dates to ancient Roman times, with a breed name that translates loosely from its Latin origin to “Bodyguard Dog.”

What is the Cane Corso Temperament?

Cane Corsos are obedient and affectionate toward family members, including children.

They are intelligent, loyal, and eager to please, but are also assertive and willful, which requires consistent training when they are young.

What are the Proper Cane Corso Grooming Tips & Care?

Although the Cane Corso has a short coat, which requires weekly brushing to remove dead hair, and an even more often brushing regimen during spring and fall during high shedding seasons.

What are the Cane Corso Health Conditions?

Cane Corsos have several potential health conditions including — like most large breeds — hip dysplasia. They can also suffer from eye problems like entropion or ectropion, and skin conditions like demodectic mange. Because of their size and deep chests, they have a tendency toward gastric torsion, also known as bloat.

What is the Proper Cane Corso Diet?

As a large-breed dog, the Cane Corso requires just over 2000 calories each day that should be derived from high-quality proteins, healthy fats, and vitamins that fit their activity level.

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